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Packing for Mars for kids / Mary Roach.

Roach, Mary, (author.). Roach, Mary. Adaptation of (work): Packing for Mars. (Added Author).


"What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don't shower? Can farts really be deadly in space? Best-selling Mary Roach has the answers. In this whip-smart, funny, and informative young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars, Roach guides us through the irresistibly strange, frequently gross, and awe-inspiring realm of space travel and life without gravity. From flying on NASA's Weightless Wonder to eating space food, Packing for Mars for Kids is chock-full of first-hand experiences and thorough research. Roach has crafted an authoritative and accessible book that is perfectly pitched to inquiring middle grade readers"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324019374
  • ISBN: 1324019379
  • Physical Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Adapted from Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gravity rules -- What it's like to fly -- Barfing on the ceiling -- Toilet training for grown-ups -- Strange dinners -- Life without a bath -- Roommates for very small rooms.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12. Norton Young Readers.
Subject: Space biology > Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > Training of > Juvenile literature.
Space biology.
Manned space flight.
Space flight training.
Biologie spatiale > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Vol spatial habité > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Astronautes > Formation > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General.
Astronauts > Training of.
Manned space flight.
Space biology.
Space biology > Juvenile literature.
Space flight > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > Juvenile literature.
Space biology.
Space flight.
Genre: illustrated books.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Documents d'information.
Ouvrages illustrés.

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Homer Public Library J 571.0919 ROA (Text) 000167640 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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